Posts tagged storytelling photography
What should we wear to our photography session? A visual clothing guide by Geelong and Melbourne photographer, Michelle McKay.

‘So you’ve booked a photo session and the big day is drawing nearer. Now for the tricky bit - what do we wear?!’

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay provides some simple tips and a visual storybook for what to wear to ensure you look your best for your family photographs.

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Home is so much more than a place - an in-home newborn photography session in Newtown, Geelong.

'Home. It’s so much more than a place. It’s a time capsule.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay talks about the importance of home and the reason photographs in the home are so important over time.

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A little note on why I shoot - Geelong photographer Michelle McKay speaks about documenting life.

'What I relearned is that whether or not I’ve shot this scene before isn’t the point. I photograph to document our lives, to tell our beautiful ordinary story. Not to satisfy some non-existent set list.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay explains the reason she shoots, and gives the reminder that time is always speeding quickly by.

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An open letter to dads everywhere for Father's Day, 2017

'No matter how you slice it, parenthood is a crazy, hazy, shock of a thing. It’s both the spinning round in circles and the moment you stop, reaching desperately for something so you don’t fall flat.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay heroes dads in honour of Father’s Day weekend in Australia.

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Father's Day Flash Giveaway - Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay is giving away a Short Story Session!

'With Father’s Day fast approaching, I’m in the mood for a giveaway! On Sunday evening, I will be gifting one lucky Geelong family an in-home Short Story Session, valued at $500!'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay promotes her Flash Father's Day Giveaway.

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This Old Love. The Bold and Beautiful Bond of Motherhood.

'Motherhood is a meditation. It is a prayer to the universe and to the darkest, innermost depth of our selves. Motherhood is a mantra, spoken over and again and not always tenderly.'

In this piece, Geelong lifestyle photographer Michelle McKay explores motherhood, and the fleeting nature of time. She also announces the introduction of Intimate Motherhood Storytelling Sessions for the residents of the greater Geelong and Melbourne regions of Victoria. 

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Why choose storytelling photography? Documenting life vs traditional portraiture.

'Storytelling photography allows for the creation of images that capture the essence of a family, documenting this season of their lives in a way that so accurately depicts them that they feel intrinsically bound to the images, that they sense an innate and undeniable pull toward them in their soul.'

In this piece, Geelong lifestyle photographer Michelle McKay explores the benefit of lifestyle and unposed storytelling photography, as compared to traditional portraiture.

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The importance of printing photographs - childhood, identity, and a history made in pictures.

'I cannot wait for her to see her tiny self, as large as life on the walls of our home. What a testimony to her importance, to her value as a cherished member of our family.'


In this post, Geelong lifestyle photographer explores the importance of printing photographs and displaying them around your home for your children to enjoy and cherish.

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Five reasons you should have your photographs taken at the beach this winter. A storytelling session with the Janetzki family of Armstrong Creek.

'The beach is always beautiful, yet people seem to steer clear of it when the weather is cool. Here are five simple reasons why having your family photographed on the beach during the winter is a wonderful idea!'

 

In this post, Geelong lifestyle photographer Michelle McKay outlines five stellar reasons why having your Geelong family photography session at the beach is a stunning idea.

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What’s an in-home storytelling session, anyway? A lazy Sunday afternoon with the Grant family of Herne Hill.

'In an in-home session the aim is to capture your family living their lives in the most unscripted of ways. It’s candid, authentic and real. I will come to your home for a couple of hours and just visit with you, documenting your family as you connect and play with one another. We’ll chat and maybe share a cup of coffee and in the midst of the crazy or the calm I’ll be quietly clicking away, capturing it all.'

In this piece, Geelong family lifestyle photographer Michelle McKay explains what to expect from an in-home session and showcases some highlights from a recent Herne Hill photography session.

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